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High-Speed Chase Ends in Crash on Erie's East Side

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High speed chase ends in crash at 29th and German High speed chase ends in crash at 29th and German
A high speed chase on Friday night ends in a car crash on Erie's east side. Two men are in custody at the Erie Police Station, and at least two people injured.

Police say the chase started near 23rd and Parade Streets around 8:30pm and ended at 29th and German Streets just two minutes later. It ended when the fleeing car crashed into another driver, and also into a pole.

As of Friday night, police were still sequencing the series of events, but the victim's car came to a stop on the lawn of 301 E. 29th Street, while the suspects car was around the corner on German Street, into a pole. Both cars showed heavy damage.

Corporal Todd McLaughlin said the chase started when the suspect car, a silver sedan, sped by patrol cars at a high speed.

The driver didn't slow down for the traffic stop and took police on a high speed chase through residential neighborhoods.

Witnesses at the scene say that children were playing in the streets of where the chase and subsequent crash took place. One of the victims transported to the hospital appeared to be a juvenile.

"The victim's car was going through the intersection, and out of nowhere, here comes a car up German Street, just blind sided at about 80, 90 miles per hour, with the police hot in pursuit," said Rob Moffatt, a witness and a resident of the neighborhood. "I can't understand how no one's dead, especially the victim in the one car. Those side airbags most likely saved his life," Moffatt said.

The condition of the victims were not released, the case is under investigation.
 





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